The date for Newcastle United's FA Cup quarter-final tie with Manchester City has been announced.

The Magpies were due to play City at St James' Park on Saturday, March 21 but the match was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Now the Football Association have set a new date for the tie.

  • JUNE 27/28 - the last eight ties will be played over this weekend, with no decision reached yet on whether these will be played on a home-and-away basis as normal or at neutral venues.

The Football Association announced the dates for the final three rounds of the competition on Friday morning, following on from the Premier League confirming its intention to return on June 17 subject to Government clearance.

The semi-finals will be played on July 11 and 12, with the intention being for those matches and the final to be played at Wembley as usual. All the ties will be behind closed doors.

We are pleased to agree the provisional restart date for the 2019/20 Emirates FA Cup. The competition has been an integral part of the English football calendar for nearly 150 years, and we'd like to thank the Premier League executive and clubs for their support in scheduling the remaining matches during this unprecedented time.

FA Chief Executive Mark Bullingham

The arrangements for broadcasting the matches are yet to be confirmed, with BT Sport and BBC holding the UK rights.

The split for the quarter-finals had been announced in March prior to the competition being suspended, but it remains to be seen whether the same split will still apply.

  • WHAT ABOUT THE RETURN OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE? WHEN WILL NEWCASTLE RESUME PLAYING THEIR REMAINING MATCHES?

At the moment, a specific fixture list for the Premier League's remaining 92 matches hasn't been released.

However, the Premier League announced on Thursday a full weekend schedule of fixtures will then take place on 20 and 21 June, which means Newcastle United vs Sheffield United should take place over that weekend at St James' Park.

The decision to resume playing was agreed by all 20 Premier League clubs at a meeting on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United returned to training in close proximity on Thursday at their training ground following approval to organise short closed quarters sessions within a strictly controlled medical environment by the Government.